Employment Opportunities

Posted 07/27/23

Job Title: Private Event & Back Up Bartender
Department/Group: Front of House
Location: Petaluma, CA
Level/Salary Range: $18 per hour plus tips (tip min guaranteed with events)
Position Type: Non-exempt, hourly, approximately 1-2 events per month, may increase around Oct-Dec. Open to covering regular tasting bar shifts on an as-needed basis.

Email Application To: info@griffodistillery.com
Subject Line: BARTENDER

How To Apply: Please submit Cover Letter and Resume. We will not consider applications without a Cover Letter or with a generic Cover Letter.

About Griffo Distillery:

We are an award-winning, small-batch distillery with a dynamic, growing spirit family and a Tasting Bar and Barrel Room located in Petaluma, CA. We are open to the public three days a week where we offer hand-crafted specialty cocktails, guided tastings of our collection of spirits, tours of our grain-to-glass production, as well as private event rental of our tasting bar and barrel room. We are looking for a driven, outgoing and spirit loving person who loves working collaboratively to become a core member of our team.  The ideal candidate will be able to perform both roles:

Event Bartender: Griffo Distillery hosts birthday parties, social events, concerts, comedy shows, trivia nights, wedding events and other events throughout the year. We are looking for event bartenders to join our roster to provide cocktail service during these events. We offer limited menus of  pre-batched cocktails for private events so you do not need to have advanced knowledge of spirits/cocktail preparation. This may be the ideal position for a barback looking to transition to a bartender position.

Private events are typically 4 hours in length and you will usually be staffed with 1-3 other team members. Will provide training/support.

  • Hours & Schedule: 1-2 weekends and/or evenings per month though this will vary seasonally with an increase in November and December.

Tasting Bar Bartender:

Fri-Sunday Griffo Distillery is open to the public for regular cocktail service. During this time we offer tours, tastings, and a menu of Griffo-specific craft cocktails and spirits. Occasionally we need an extra bartender to fill in for shifts ranging from 4-8 hours. Our tasting bar exclusively serves Griffo Spirits/Griffo recipes so extensive bar experience is not not required.

Minimum Qualifications for Both Roles:

  • Love of cocktails and interest in learning more about cocktails
  • Learn each Griffo cocktail and be able to execute each cocktail consistently
  • Ability to provide fast, efficient, and friendly service during high-volume service hours
  • Willingness to keep everything exceedingly clean
  • Flexibility!
  • A can-do attitude and a sense of humor
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and to lift and move cases of spirits frequently
  • Ability to climb, kneel, and stoop to organize inventory and merchandise
  • Knowledge of, or eagerness to learn about, craft spirits, the spirit making process and the art of the cocktail

Must live in or near Petaluma, CA. Relocation expenses will not be covered

Compensation:$18/hr plus tips

For the right person who is dedicated and willing to show up consistently and work hard, there will definitely be room for growth. Please send cover letter and resume to info@griffodistillery.com